Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader His captain, Qole, is the youngest ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men Nev can t resist her, even if her ship is an antique As for Nev, he s a prince, in hiding on the ship He believes Qole holds the key to changiNev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader His captain, Qole, is the youngest ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men Nev can t resist her, even if her ship is an antique As for Nev, he s a prince, in hiding on the ship He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they re interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive Nev s mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she ll have to trust her would be kidnapper He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.
Shadow Run Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader His captain Qole is the youngest ever person to command her own ship but she brooks no argument from her crew of orp
Ehhh 2.5 very neutral stars. I hadn't heard a lot about this new release except that it was reminiscent of Firefly. So that got my attention but pretty sure that label is being applied way too freely these days to any spaceship with smuggler activities and a motley crew. Nev is a prince who's disguised himself as a loader on a ship captained by Qole, the youngest captain from her planet. There's a lot of sketchy worldbuilding about harvesting the deadly Shadow, but the general idea is that Qole [...]
Dear Basra,I am madly in love with you. I do not care that you are not a main character. Nev might dual-wield his Disruptor Blades and dream of bettering humanity, and Qole might have the lurking madness of Shadow behind her eyes that allows her to SHOOT PURPLE FLAMES FROM HER FINGERTIPS, but you you are even more badass than them. More badass than purple flames, dear Basra.I love your brilliant conniving, your devotion to Arjan, your gender-fluidity, your way of sneaking up on people to destroy [...]
I don't have one negative comment to make about this book!!! Lots and lots of action! I think I have not one, but THREE new book boyfriends. Phew! The men in this book are not to be messed with. Loved it!
If you want an effortlessly inclusive and incredibly fun adventure that will take you to the furthest edge of their galaxy and back, the crew aboard the Kaitan Heritage have a story for you. SHADOW RUN follows Qole, whose Shadow-enhanced skills as an airship captain transcend her tiny planet of Alaxak, and Nev, who needs the space-poisoned captain to save his family and, maybe, the galaxy. AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller splash onto the scene with this incredibly fast-paced debut th [...]
DNF Mini review:I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was looking forward to reading this. I enjoyed Starflight (another space book) and thought that this would be similar. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. I spent the first few chapters absolutely confused. I vaguely understood the Shadow stuff but everything else was lost on me. Definitely just a personal thing as I am not really that well versed in science.Still recommend.
WHOA.WHAT a start to my 2017 reading. This book is basically everything. The comp titles are FIREFLY and DUNE, but I haven’t watched or read those (I know, I know) so for me, this book is SIX OF CROWS meets STAR WARS.Like those two, this book is a total blockbuster. The action in this seriously made my jaw drop a few times. It’s all so inventive and cool, and is majorly epic. The battles, you guys! There are so many cool action scenes in this, and they all feel unique and they just keep gett [...]
2* dnf: 33/390Shitty sci-fi. (I should probably give this more of a chance, but I already hate the characters.) It's duo perspective by a guy and a girl. Their personalities are both so angsty it's gross. It says in the summary that there is going to be a romance and it already feels forced as they got into a fight. It's "hate to love". So dumb, so obvious.
This was described by Jay Kristoff as "kinda like FIREFLY had an illegitimate lovechild with DUNE". Well that's me sold!
I'm not going to lie, I am always so delighted when I find a Science Fiction novel that is accessible and exciting! I had high hopes for Shadow Run, and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. The Kaitan Heritage is a ship after my own heart. Cobbled together, barely holding on, and full of the most loyal and intriguing set of people there ever was! I remember seeing somewhere that this book was likened to Firefly and Dune. Yes, friends, that is entirely accurate. A little bit of love, a dash of [...]
An exhilarating space opera that will be sure to keep you enamored with its cast of cool/misfit characters, and the constant action that seems to infuse their everyday lives.-------------------------Seventeen year old Qole is the youngest person ever from Alaxac to own and captain her own ship, and one of the best when it comes to harnessing shadow, an inky, black substance that is used for its ability to produce massive amounts of energy.As 'shadow fishers', Qole and her crew are kept busy with [...]
4.5 starsReview to come! Just think: ship captains power over Shadow, financial whizzes, princes with ulterior motives but fight like there's no tomorrow, and more diverse characters that you can't help but want to protect and keep safe. THE CREW OF KAITAN HERITAGE MUST BE PROTECTED 5EVER.
Damn I loved this book! It was very Firefly like but I can see the comparison to Dune too! Also I'm going to throw in a bit of Ice Pirates (the movie look it up lol) for giggles! I loved the dual POV's of Nev (swoons) and Qole! I can't wait for the next book!!!
actual rating: 3.5 i enjoyed this story but not as much as i would have liked to, i think the biggest problem i had with this book was the writing it didn't draw me in and didn't keep me invested in the story at all. The characters were all amazing and the thing that i enjoyed most in this book but for me the writing of the story was a massive let down!Ratings:Characters: 4.5Story: 3Writing: 2.5but if you love science fiction stories i think you'll love this
I thought I would love this book before reading it, and now that I've read it, I love it more than I can express. But I will tryIf you like anything set in space and different planets, like Firely, Dune, Star Wars, and countless others, this book is for you. Once I started reading, I had a hard time putting it down, and when I did I told everyone I saw how good it was. The characters come to life from the very first page and you can't help but root for them as they go through my obstacles and tr [...]
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I always enjoy experiencing new authors and since this was a science fiction book compared to Firefly, why not give it a shot?I enjoyed the book for the most part. I really liked Qole, Arjan, Eton, Basra and Telu. I thought they were an interesting cast of characters all with their own special gifts and I loved how close knit they were.I struggled with Nev at times, who is basically the male lead as this book is told from his and Qole's POV. For someone so smart, he could be a bit thick at times [...]
Muy bueno. Algunas cosillas me hicieron ruido y con el nivel de descripción que tiene, el universo podría ser un poquito más rico. Pero la historia está buena y la pluma es súper congruente, tanto que me sorprendí un poco al ver que está escrito por dos personas. No se nota para nada. Se complementan muy bien.En fin, AMÉ a Basra. Lo amé. Con personajes secundarios como él, ni hacen falta protagonistas jajaja
Science fiction is pretty much never my first choice, but I fell in love with kick-ass-first-ask-questions-after Captain Qole and her ragtag crew of misfits. Add to the mix exploding spaceships, a lethal but indispensable energy source, a prince in disguise, clan warfare, betrayals and treachery, and the terrible choice of which loyalty to sacrifice: to friends, to family, to the good of the galaxy--and you have a compelling read even for a non-SF fan like me.
Alas, another attempt at YA SF that falls flat. It's not bad, but it's lacking in originality and the world-building is kind of weak. (Alaxak is a cold planet where the inhabitants scrape by by "fishing" for Shadow. Keep in mind that one of the authors is a fisherperson in Alaska. Yup.) It's fine, but there's no way in hell it should be being compared to either Dune or Firefly.
--- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. ---The book starts with a classical model of a science fiction book , the universe has been conquered by humans, the planets are more or less equal in resources, some are covered with ice, others with forest or stone. But what is interesting here is the story behind, we feel that there are centuries of History, that human specie has evolved. Speaking of society, this book is extremely modern on some points, the galaxy has a kin [...]
***I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***SUMMARY:Qole Uvgamut pilots a ship and, along with her family and friends, fishes for and harnesses the volatile energy, called Shadow, that permeates the atmosphere in the galaxy around her planet. She doesn't just gather it for sale--Qole comes from a long line of people with an affinity for personally accessing the Shadow.Nevarian Dracorte is a prince, heir to his family's throne. He's sent to retrieve Qole by any means n [...]
The planet Alaxak has only two things on it: ice and access to Shadow, a highly combustible form of energy that can be harvested from space if the pilot is skilled enough not to explode while processing it, and young enough he or she hasn't succumbed to the inevitable Shadow poisoning and gone mad. Enter the Kaitan Heritage, a spaceship captained by determined teenage Qole, the best Shadow fisher on the planet. Her crew is as scrappy as she is: her brother and skilled pilot Arjan; her childhood [...]
I was an early reader of Shadow Run and I thought it was amazing! It was packed full of adventure, romance, fascinating and unique characters, and cool, futuristic concepts. I fell in love with Qole and Nev, as well as Basra. Basra, in particular, was a breath of fresh air, as a gender-fluid, mysterious, and generally badassed individual. The entire book kept me enthralled throughout, and I can't wait for the sequel!
Wow. That was awful. No character development. Mediocre world building. Insanely critical representation of a gender fluid character. Racism that matches Carve the Mark. Good god that was not fun but since it has so many high ratings I read the whole thing to give an honest and straight forward review.
Longer review to come but you know that feeling you get when you have really high expectations for a book and it actually meets those expectations? This book will give you that feeling x10. Definitely read this one y'all!
4.5 stars! Immediate reaction: I loved all the action and really enjoyed the crew relationships and characters! Some info dumping would kind of crop up in some parts, mostly the politics stuff -- at least to me it seemed like big paragraphs that got a little dry (give me more on the Kaitan instead!) Nev was soo naive and way too idealistic bless his heart but you can't help but love him. I can't wait to see what is to come in the rest of this series! Full review: This was a really action packed [...]
** This review was also posted on Rattle the Stars.I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I can’t stop raving about how good this book was! It’s described as being “Dune meets Firefly” which both worried and intrigued me. How can you successfully combine these two? It seemed impossible. If you’ve ever watched either of these TV shows/movies (and you really should) they are pr [...]
I started this book with a yawn, "okay teen romance, I dare you to wow me", but then came a reference to "fishing for shadow" and nets and the "skiff". Were they purse seining in space?! I turned to the author biographies and sure enough, Palmer, AK was their home. Along with the seining, "Alaxak" was the home planet in question! I enjoy a good in-joke (as do many Alaskans) and so, I kept reading. The story was well worth it. Sure it had a few tropes, but it blended them well and the two lead ch [...]
4.5 stars overall.This a great, complexly-plotted, edge of your seat kind of science fiction adventure with just a touch of magic. I couldn't put this book down! Really well defined characters, diversity, and an interesting political dynamic that takes this to the next level and would be great for adult sci-fi readers, too. If you loved Romina Russell's Zodiac series, you'll love this one!I took of half a star because there were times when I felt parts were a little cliché; the ball scene in pa [...]